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by Nic Laycock

Vincent Van Gogh had no artistic education and suffered from depression and poverty all his life, yet created his own path of learning and improvement. What lessons did he leave for us? Ger Driesen has a few answers to that question.

News   |   October 30, 2014
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by Andrew Hughes

“Gamification” and “game-based learning” are buzzwords in the education and training industry. Although both are innovative ways to train your learners, they aren’t actually interchangeable. While both may relate to education and training, each supports learning in a different way. Here’s a quick comparison!

Spotlight   |   October 29, 2014
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by Stephanie Ivec

Beyond making sure your authoring tool supports HTML5, and making sure you have either a BYOD (bring your own device) policy or a mobile-usage policy in place, what else is there to do to be ready to deploy mobile learning? A lot, it turns out. Here are five tips that will help you as you prepare to launch your mLearning initiative.

Tip   |   October 29, 2014
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by Cory McMillen

For businesses, learning institutions, and even graduating students, future success increasingly depends on the cycle of developing and enhancing valuable skill sets. Maintaining the motivation needed for that kind of sustained growth can be incredibly difficult. Here are seven research-based tips that just might help your learners get there.

Feature   |   October 27, 2014
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by Monica Kraft

Content as a strategy is a winning approach for many organizations as they shift to performance-driven learning. The benefits include bite-sized learning content available to multiple audiences in many formats, better alignment to the business, higher productivity, faster time-to-market, and highly effective content. Here’s a high-level overview of what content strategy is all about.

Tip   |   October 23, 2014
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by News Editor

inWhatLanguage, a best-in-class translation agency, will be returning for a second year to the DevLearn 2014 Conference & Expo. After an exceedingly positive experience last year, the online-based translation company is thirsty for more.

News   |   October 22, 2014
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by Megan Torrance

Project management needs to be flexible, simple, and client-friendly. It must also accommodate client suggestions and designer inspirations after the project starts. While ADDIE summarizes the important steps in a systems approach to instructional design, it has trouble with common scope issues: task management, time, and budget. Task cards are a key innovation that resolves this.

Feature   |   October 20, 2014
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by Art Kohn

What is your goal as a teacher, an instructional designer, a training manager? What is the single aim of all teaching? This month’s column moves from research to application in the service of making a better world.

Column   |   October 16, 2014
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by Andy Johnson, Jason Haag, Steve Foreman

The xAPI will likely not be a familiar component to web designers, yet web designers are the experts that instructional designers must call on to execute their xAPI designs. This article is an instructional designer’s go-to document for explaining the xAPI to a web designer.

Tip   |   October 15, 2014
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by Marc Rosenberg

Training is not enough! We must move away from individual, siloed, “one-off” solutions to an ecosystem comprised of multi- faceted options that enhance the total environment in which we work and learn. Here is your high-level introduction to the ecosystem concept, and why it is so critical to your future.

Column   |   October 14, 2014
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